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Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education

Council Meetings

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

550 West 7th Ave — Atwood State Office Building
1st Floor — Suite 102/104

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
550 West 7th Ave
Atwood State Office Building 1st Floor — Suite 102/104

To participate by phone: dial: 1-866-356-1755, then code 253 141 0338#

8:30 a.m.

Business Meeting

  1. Call to Order — Maggie Winston
  2. Roll Call, Announcements & Introductions
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Approval of February Meeting Minutes
  5. Conflict of Interest Declarations
  6. Leadership Report​ — Maggie Winston & Patrick Reinhart
  7. Officer Elections — Kristin Vandagriff
  8. Current Financial Report — Patrick Reinhart
  9. Other New Business from the Floor

​9:10 a.m.

Committee Updates and Misc. Reports (approx. 7 mins each)

  1. Developmental Disabilities CommitteeCorey Gilmore (KV staff)
  2. Autism Ad Hoc Committee — Heidi Leib — Williams (EM staff)
  3. Education Committee/ Restraint & Seclusion Town Hall — David Kohler/Anne Applegate
  4. Employment & Transportation CommitteeAnna Attla (RN staff)

​10:00 a.m.

Break & Tour of the Council’s New Office (12th floor – Suite 1230)

  1. Work Group on FASDJeanne Gerhardt — Cyrus (LM staff)
  2. Legislative Committee — Art Delaune (RN/PR staff)
  3. ACL Living Well Grant UpdateKristin Vandagriff
  4. Self-Direction Conference Report — Ric Nelson/Alison Lee
  5. Health/Emergency PreparednessLanny Mommsen

10:45 a.m.

Ethics TrainingMaria Barr, Assistant Attorney General, State of Alaska

11:45 a.m.

Council Group Photo (with Debbie McDonald)

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:05 p.m.

Discussion: Conflict of Interest for staff and members

1:35 p.m.

Discussion: Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury (TABI) Advisory Board

2:15 p.m.

Early Intervention Committee Update – Christian Muntean (EM staff)

2:20 p.m.

Departmental/Partner Updates

  • SESA — Patrick Pillai
  • Senior and Disabilities Services — Deb Etheridge
  • Center for Human Development — Karen Ward
  • Disability Law Center — Dave Fleurant
  • Stone Soup Group — Mary Middleton
  • Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority — Mike Abbott and Jimael Johnson
  • Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities — Lizette Stiehr

3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.

Film: Intelligent Lives — Come watch this award winning film!
“Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah,  Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.” (70 mins)

5:00 p.m.


5:15 p.m.

Public Forum/Town Hall: Transition from Developmental Disability Grants to the Individualized Supports Waiver (ISW) — We invite you to share your story regarding the impact of this transition as well as any other items related to Council work. (3 mins max testimony)
Dial 1-866-356-1755, code 253 141 0338#

5:45 p.m.



Schedule of Upcoming Council Meetings

  • September 30-October 1, 2019 — Anchorage/Zoom
  • February 4-5, 2020 — Juneau
  • May 5, 2020- Zoom Only

Previous Council Meetings